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  • Lee Ranaldo @ Ace of Cups 5/25/13

    Mai 27 2013, 20h32

    Sat 25 May – Lee Ranaldo

    This was an amazing show. Lee Ranaldo has all the creativity and spirit of freedom he has ever had. The general Sonic Youth 'beautiful noise' take on tonality was all there in full effect, with fellow SY alum Steve Shelley characteristically owning on drums. They played almost entirely from his newest album Between the Time and the Tides, and gave personal descriptions of the songs that added emotional context that helped in appreciating them. All this taken together with a small intimate venue made for a genuinely special music experience I'm still longing to revisit. I will definitely be back in the fall when he and Steve return to Columbus. They finished their encore with a great cover of Neil Young's Revolution Blues

    In a nutshell he succesfully melted my brain so that it fused with my heart and now I can't tell the difference. I love that.

    Sonic motherfucking Youth!
  • Lee Ranaldo @ Ace of Cups 5/25/13

    Mai 27 2013, 15h06

    Sat 25 May – Lee Ranaldo

    This was an amazing show. Lee Ranaldo has all the creativity and spirit of freedom he has ever had. The general Sonic Youth 'beautiful noise' take on tonality was all there in full effect, with fellow SY alum Steve Shelley characteristically owning on drums. They played almost entirely from his newest album Between the Time and the Tides, and gave personal descriptions of the songs that added emotional context that helped in appreciating them. All this taken together with a small intimate venue made for a genuinely special music experience I'm still longing to revisit. I will definitely be back in the fall when he and Steve return to Columbus. They finished their encore with a great cover of Neil Young's Revolution Blues

    In a nutshell he succesfully melted my brain so that it fused with my heart and now I can't tell the difference. I love that.

    Sonic motherfucking Youth!
  • Gang Gang Dance @ Outland July 12 2011

    Jul 13 2011, 4h58

    Tue 12 Jul – Gang Gang Dance, NGUZUNGUZU, TOTAL FREEDOM

    Both sets were brilliant, and Gang Gang Dance played a mind-glowingly awesome version of Mindkilla. But a switch in venue (to a hip but cramped bar across the street) and some technical difficulties cast a sour note over an otherwise awesome event. I'd regard this as an accident if I hadn't witnessed similar technical mishaps during Neon Indian and Asobi Seksu back in June that point to a real issue with the staff at the venue: Outland. Columbus needs a responsible staff of people who care about independent and experimental music to start a venue, so that things like this can stop happening.
  • Modernist Fortune Cookie

    Set 23 2007, 1h28

    Big-underwhelming(super-quiet)concertosCALLharshlylikeA !siren! Questioning(unknown subject)
  • I'm Sirius (this time)

    Jul 8 2006, 8h48

    This is a mix I made, the depressive theme is very deliberate, and not (really) sarcastic. For some reason I found the marriage of 70's pop/Indie Pop and the concept of an audio suicide note totally perfect...

    I Love me for this, enough to stick around for a bit longer (maybe).

    Green Grass - Cibelle
    The Bleeding Heart Show - The New Pornagraphers
    Without You - Harry Nilsson
    Total War - The Comsat Angels
    My Own Summer (Shove It) - The Deftones
    Take a Chance on Me - ABBA
    Drunk with Pain - The Numbers
    Better Off Dead - Elton John
    I love the sound of breaking glass - Nick Lowe
    Safe From Harm - Massive Attack
    Everything Means Nothing to Me - Elliott Smith
    Metal Heart - Cat Power
    Never Talking to You Again - Husker Du
    Cable - Hoover
    Cry for a Shadow - Beat Happening
    I Fall to Peices - Patsy Cline
    You can never get lost (when you've nowhere to go) - Piano Magic
    Death To Everyone - Will Oldham
    Promise of Love - Codeine
    Rock & Roll Suicide - David Bowie
    Torn - Natalie Imbruglia

    -Ben

    (don't knock it till you hear it)
  • Bombast Bombast in waves in waves

    Mai 11 2006, 9h08

    Just so you know, if you like loudness, Echoes, amazing drums, post rockish noise... you all really ought to be listening to Parts & Labor, if you're not already.

    Dan Friel is pretty much a Genius (check out his solo stuff too, its equally as good)

    Fans of Trans Am, Sonic Youth, (Good) Industrial of any sort (and i use the term loosely) the still grossly underappreciated genius of Can, or actually hold some nostalgic love for At The Drive In or The Mars Volta... please, by all means... listen up.

    -Ben